Tiger beetle
ハンミョウ Hanmyou
Tiger beetle
Location Price
On the ground 1,500 Bells
Size Available in rain
18mm Yes
Time of year Time of day
March to October 8am-11pm
Scientific name Cicindela japonica
Family Carabidae- Ground Beetles
Appearances NL
Rarity Uncommon (★★★)
Regional names Flag of France small Cicindèle
Flag of Germany small Sandlaufkäfer
Flag of Spain
Escarabajo tigre
Flag of Italy small Cicindela
"I caught a tiger beetle! Who was really hunting whom?" —New Leaf

The tiger beetle (ハンミョウ, Hanmyou?) is a new addition to New Leaf. It is a skittish ground-dwelling Bug. It is slow moving at first but speeds up when approached carelessly. If ran past or if the net is swung in its vicinity it will immediately flee and disappear.

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In New Leaf

An information board in the bug exhibit in the museum lists information about this bug.

"Tiger Beetles are known for their aggressive habits and fast running speed. Their bodies are rather colorful and reflect the sunshine, giving them a shimmery appearance. Tiger-Beetle larvae live in cylindrical burrows and capture insects that wander past with their mandibles."

Encyclopedia information

Encyclopedia Information
Tiger beetle
"I caught a tiger beetle! Who was really hunting whom?"
Size 19.6 mm
Time Morning-Evening
Season Spring-Summer


Further information

Tiger beetle

The tiger beetle, true to its namesake, is a quick and aggressive hunter, with some species reaching speeds of up to nine kilometers (or about five and a half miles) per hour. The tiger beetle is so fast that when running it temporarily loses its vision--its eyes simply cannot register imagery at that speed, so the tiger beetle is forced to run in zig-zags to keep itself aware of its surroundings.

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